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Sabotage Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
June 16, 2016
'Sabotage' contains the most graphic nastiness of any film Ah-nuld has ever made. It'll keep your attention, but you'll possibly lose your lunch and feel slimed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
John Fink
The Film Stage
June 7, 2016
I's unfortunately weighed down by a plot that we've seen before and characters we care too little about.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
J. Olson
April 17, 2016
The kind of cathartic action pic that's been long absent, reminding us that gritty revenge pieces have their place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
September 13, 2014
Arnie's macho crew are such an obnoxious bunch of meatheads - and that goes, too, for Mireille Enos, its lone women member - that you will struggle to care.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 4, 2014
Part heist film, part action thriller, part murder mystery, the movie is punishingly violent (in one scene, the camera lingers over squashed body parts after a drug agent is hit by a train). The ugliness is so pervasive it becomes perversely fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 10, 2014 becomes more and more clear that virtually all of the movie's protagonists are unlikable...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
July 23, 2014
Writer-director David Ayer is hoping to unleash that bad guy action-noir vibe he successfully unhatched in "Training Day" and to a lesser extent in "End of Watch." This time, he lays an egg.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
May 11, 2014
Scenes of people kicking doors down and shooting each other in the head are efficiently handled - it's everything else that's a problem.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)
May 9, 2014
It is worth remembering that John Wayne, an actor almost as inexpressive as he is, did much of his finest work at the tail end of his career. Sadly, post-gubernator Arnie hasn't yet found his equivalents to True Grit or El Dorado.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
May 9, 2014
Arnie does his best but, as so often, turns out to be limited in scope: when called upon to look upset, his inner cyborg punctures the mood; when he sighs, we snigger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
May 9, 2014
There won't be any awards but, for the first time, Arnie is actually acting here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Viner
Daily Mail (UK)
May 9, 2014
The so-called Governator has returned to what he does best, or maybe not best, but certainly most lucratively, making films high on action and low on credibility. Sabotage scores impressively on both counts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Carnevale
The List
May 9, 2014
Despite some decent moments the film struggles to realise its potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
May 9, 2014
Arnold Schwarzenegger gets one of his most complex roles yet in this messy, violent thriller, another trip to the dark side for filmmaker David Ayer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
May 9, 2014
The film around them is too, too much: too gruesome, too locker-room, too busy, too populated, and too daft.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
May 8, 2014
It doesn't really work. It's a bit like finding Mary Berry serving at your local kebab shop - it just doesn't feel right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
May 8, 2014
Did Arnie have some decent motive for taking the money?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
May 8, 2014
This is an ugly, brutal beast of a picture that plays like a video nasty from the Eighties.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
May 8, 2014
While Sabotage boasts the best of post-hiatus Arnie, Training Day writer and End of Watch director David Ayer fails to deliver.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
May 8, 2014
There's plenty to guiltily savour - most of it unintentional - in a revenge yarn that unspools like End of Watch played for laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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